Yeah, But He Can Bowl



GLENN: Now, before we get to the news of the day, I think the news of the day that everybody is talking about, I think the one story -- Stu, if you were going to say the one story that everybody is talking about, the top of the news cycle, what would it be?

STU: Jeez, I don't know. Election 2008 maybe?

GLENN: Nope, nope.

STU: The surge of Huckabee in Iowa?


STU: Chavez and his control --

GLENN: No, no, no, no, no. Stu none of that?

GLENN: None of that. Brian Jason Landis.

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Brian Jason Landis. I love this story. This guy was arrested last week in Pennsylvania. He was arrested for running one of the most wide ranging car theft rings the area has ever seen. He had at least six accomplices and up to ten, each assigned a specific task and what they would do is they would bust into cars, they would take the laptops, the cell phones, the GPS devices and then they would sell the stuff all on eBay. He had conservatively cashed about $100,000 in less than a year. At least 500 cars were broken into during that period meaning that Landis was hitting at least one car per day, taking the crap out and putting it on eBay. Police said the motive was drugs but you can't be this dedicated of a criminal without support of the family and, boy, did he have support from his family. Love this story. His girlfriend who, thank God for her sake, was not named in the story, was in line with hundreds of others who were looking to see if any of the recovered stolen items were theirs. She claimed that when police raided their apartment, they inadvertently took some of her personal stuff. So she was there to get it back but her loyalty is astounding and some of the quotes -- and these are actual quotes from the guy who was running the theft ring. These are actual quotes from his girlfriend. Quote: He's a great guy. He was set up.

Okay. So she's defending him and I mean, why not. They've been together for nearly an entire year and he had only been in jail once before, you know, on a gun rap but, quote, he was set up that time, too, end quote.

Now, in her defense of her boyfriend, it seems like what she said won't hold up in court, but you haven't, you know, heard all of the evidence that she has. You've just, you know, he was set up with a gun rap, yeah, yeah, whatever. But here's her evidence that there's no way he was involved. Quote: He was a great boyfriend. He took care of me. He bought me clothes and jewelry. You see this necklace? It didn't come from the dollar store. It came from Wal-Mart, end quote. So immediately you can see this man knows how to treat a woman right. Quote: Any time I would need my nails or my hair done, he would pay for it, she added. I mean, as if you needed more on this, she said, "I know he didn't do this." What's her evidence? Quote: He's on two bowling teams. He's good. He's like 180 average. Well, I'm glad I didn't pass judgment on the guy. I didn't know he was on a bowling team. I'm sorry. I didn't know he was on two bowling teams. So you can see why the police clearly wanted to set this guy up. They wanted to take somebody who had 180 average out of the league. You know what I mean?

But wait, there's even more. Do you see the -- quoting: Do you see those pink rearview mirror dice with the skulls on them in there? Those weren't stolen. He won them for me in one of those crane machines. He's really good at those crane machines, end quote.

Johnny Sutton, if you're listening, I believe you should hire this woman. It's far more convincing. I mean, I'm ready to start a free Brian Jason Landis campaign. I think you should hire this. If she had this kind of evidence on Ramos or Compean, hey. As if you weren't ready to take the cuffs off this guy, those three people who don't see that he was on a bowling team. The girlfriend continued to add to the magic this weekend. She said, "I just can't believe this. We had plans. He talked about getting his barber's license. He cuts his own hair and his dad's. He's really good," end quote. My gosh. I mean, is there anything this guy can't do? He's a 180 bowler, a crane machine expert, a Wal-Mart connoisseur and now a barber as well? I've got to tell you, just when I thought my belief in this country couldn't fall any further, I see something like this and I realize that talent like this being set up by the cops, it's -- damn, these crooked cops.


Critical Race Theory: A special brand of evil


Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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